Indiana Law Annotated for March 22, 2010 (38:9)


The Family Law Society will host two family law speakers, William Welch and Tom Frohman, JD'83, on Monday at noon in room 120.

Come hear about clerkships on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in room 124. Alumni who have completed or are completing a clerkship will talk about their experiences and provide tips for those interested in clerking.

More than 125 prospective students will be on campus Saturday for Spring Law Day. Events will be taking place throughout the Law School.



FLS Hosting Welch, Frohman

The Family Law Society will be hosting William Welch, Indiana Department of Child Services District IV-D administrator, and Indiana Legal Services attorney Tom Frohman, JD'83, on Monday, March 22, at noon in room 120. These speakers will discuss various family law topics and opportunities regarding civil and felony child support cases. Free pizza will be provided.

Protective Order Project Meeting

The Protective Order Project (POP) will be holding a meeting at noon on Monday, March 22, to discuss the upcoming elections for the 2010-11 executive board. This will be a chance for volunteers to learn about the executive board application time line and ask questions of the current executive board. POP will provide sandwiches for lunch. Room TBD.



PAD Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta will be holding a general body meeting on Tuesday, March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. We will be discussing important topics for the semester including academic advising and upcoming elections. Lunch will be provided. The room number for the meeting is TBD, so an e-mail will be sent out when the room reservation is finalized.

Judicial Clerkship Panel

From noon to 1 p.m. in room 124, alumni that are either currently doing a clerkship or have had a clerkship in the past will be here to tell you their experiences from a clerk's point of view and answer your questions.



Online Networking and Social Media Workshop

Find out where to network online as part of your job search, and how to use a social network to help land a job. This event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, in room 125. RSVP on Symplicity.



Career Choices: Entrepreneurial Law

The Office of Career and Professional Development's Career Choices series continues on Thursday, March 25, with a presentation on careers in entrepreneurial law. Thursday's event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122.



Alumni Board Meeting

The Law Alumni Board will be at the Law School on Friday, March 26, for their spring meeting. Law Alumni Board members will be meeting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alumni planning to attend should RSVP to Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs Andrea Havill by Monday, March 22, at 5 p.m. if they have not done so already.



On March 5, Professor Hannah Buxbaum presented a paper entitled "The 'Global Enterprise' in Cross-Border Securities Litigation" at the 23rd annual Corporate Law Symposium at the University of Cincinnati School of Law.

William D. Popkin, Walter W. Foskett Professor Emeritus of Law, will present a public lecture on statutory interpretation on Friday, March 26, at the Jindal Global Law School in India.



JD/SPEA Lunch Presentation

JD students interested in the MPA and MSES programs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs are encouraged to join us for a lunch presentation on Thursday, April 1 at noon in the faculty lounge. Associate Professor Michael Rushton, the new MPA program director and director of the Arts Administration Program; Lisa Blomgren Bingham, JD, a SPEA professor and Keller-Runden Chair in Public Service with expertise in dispute resolution and mediation; and Hendrik Haitjema, professor and director of the Master of Science in Environmental Science and PhD programs in environmental science, will present information about the SPEA programs. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about the Law School/SPEA joint degree program. Students currently enrolled in the joint degree program are also encouraged to join us and share their insights. Lunch is provided and an informal Q&A and discussion will follow the brief presentations. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Law Program for all JD students interested in the MPA and MSES programs.

ACS v. Federalist Society Debate on Judicial Activism

The American Constitution Society and Federalist Society cordially invite everyone to the most anticipated debate of the year on Monday, March 29, at noon. Professor Pat Baude will moderate the discussion on the definition, examples, and relevance of judicial activism between speakers Bill Marshall, of the ACS, and the Federalist Society's Ed Whelan III. Marshall is a constitutional law professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill and former deputy White House counsel and deputy assistant to President Clinton. Whelan is president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, and a regular contributor to the blog Bench Memos. Both speakers are recognized experts in judicial selection and confirmation. Room TBA. Lunch will be served.

The Pirate Bay Cases and International Film Piracy: the Scurvy of Hollywood

The Federalist Society and Intellectual Property Association will co-host this year's final John Templeton Series Debate on film piracy and the Pirate Bay cases in Sweden. Professor Marshall Leaffer, distinguished IP scholar and university fellow, will moderate a debate between guest speaker John Malcolm, executive vice president and director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and Beth Cate, associate general counsel for Indiana University, about Hollywood's policy toward torrents, illegal file sharing and streaming, and international copyright regimes and efforts to combat piracy. The debate will take place on Tuesday, April 13, at noon. Room TBA.

Human Rights, Legal Systems, and Customary Cultures Across the Global South

The Law School, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the African Studies Program are sponsoring a cross-disciplinary symposium on law and language across the global south with a special focus on human rights as the concept is shaped, adapted, rejected, or contested in various locations. In Africa, Latin America, and other locations in the global south, social groups commonly operate with multiple legal systems that generally include an official state system of law and others based on indigenous legal practices, customary law, and Islamic law. The symposium is being held at the Law School on April 9-10. A tentative schedule and list of panelists is available at



Practice Group Advisors Applications Due Tuesday

The Dean of Students office is taking applications for Practice Group Advisors (PGAs). Under the supervision of the dean of students and director of student services, approximately 30 PGAs serve as front-line mentors and guides for first-year students. PGAs meet regularly with a group of 6-8 students to discuss law school life, introduce students to social networks, and facilitate Practice Program workshops and Legal Professions course sessions. Meeting with their groups first during orientation, PGAs commit to working with their group all academic year. Work obligations include the following: reading materials over the summer, training in August before orientation commences, activities during orientation, regular group meetings during the academic year, mandatory Program sessions throughout the fall semester, meetings with dean of students staff, evaluations of the program and student participation, a training session in spring semester, and responsibilities tied to the Legal Professions course.

Successful applicants will possess excellent communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills, the ability to work with diverse students under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to emails and requests, and commitment to student development. An application will consist of a resume and a letter of interest, which must discuss one's relevant experience and set of skills, as well as a statement of one's understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of the Practice Program and the Legal Professions course. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 to Jeanne Criswell at the desk in our outer office or by e-mail forward to her at Interviews may be required. PGAs are compensated by a stipend that offsets tuition or living expenses.

Admissions Fellow Applications Due Tuesday

First- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for the Admissions Fellows program. Ten to 15 fellows will be selected to work with the admissions office during the 2010-11 academic year. Fellows work throughout the year to build relationships with potential applicants and admitted students. Responsibilities will include contacting students via telephone and e-mail, participating in open houses and Spring Law Day, and acting as a Law School representative at other events. Fellows will be required to manage several student contacts and report progress at periodic meetings with the admissions office staff. This work will require 5+ hours a week. Fellows will be selected based on personality/interpersonal skills; previous participation in Law School activities, including admissions programs and events; and personal interviews. Fellows will be compensated with a stipend each semester. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford, director of recruitment, by Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. If you have questions about the program, contact her at

Student Group Organization Lists Due Thursday

Every year, graduating members of law student organizations are listed in the Law School graduation ceremony program. To be listed, you need to e-mail Catherine Matthews by Thursday, March 25, with any law school student organization to which you belonged. She will confirm with the organizations, but you won't be listed unless you submit your memberships.

Apply for Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellowship by April 2

Applications are now being accepted by the Access to Justice Program for a Pro Bono Fellowship. A rising 2L will be chosen to coordinate the School's student pro bono program with the rising 3L fellow. Responsibilities include coordinating a pro bono fair, working with student organizations and the Office of Career and Professional Development, conducting student outreach, and liaising with attorneys to match students with pro bono projects. Funding for the fellowship is pending. Applications consisting of a cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Megan Mullet by Friday, April 2. Please redact/remove GPA and class rank.

Submit Items for Graduation Display by April 5

Believe it or not, it is time to put up the graduation display. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia, and clippings regarding your three years at the Law School. We will return all the items to you following graduation. Here is what we would like to include: pictures, memorabilia, and clippings. Please get these items to us by April 5. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the reference desk or in the library office. For pictures, please include the full name of each person in the picture, the event, or where the picture was taken and what year it was taken. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items to the librarians in the reference office or to the assistant to the Law Library director. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, please do not just leave them in the office or at the circulation desk.

GLS Teaching Assistant Applications Due April 5

The Graduate Legal Studies Program will be hiring teaching assistants for the 2010-11 academic year. The teaching assistants will work with international students in their legal writing and research course, the practicum, and Academic Legal Writing. Applicants must be available for approximately 10 hours each week, possess strong research and writing skills, and while previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on August 18. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semesterly basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $1,500. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references in your application packet, and indicate your availability for an interview. Applications are due no later than April 5 and should be submitted to: Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth, Director of Graduate Legal Studies, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Room 220, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Applications for Student Affairs Fellows Due April 9

Under the supervision of the dean of students and director of student services, Student Affairs Fellows meet throughout the academic year to facilitate a variety of academic workshops. Student Affairs Fellows are available as consultants and peer mentors to help students in their process of adjusting academically to law school, preparing for outlining and exams, and assessing learning strategies. Fellows are available for one-on-one consultations. Work obligations also include the following: reading materials over the summer, training early in the fall semester, activities during orientation, a minimum of five workgroup meetings throughout the academic year, meetings with dean of students staff, and evaluations of the programs. These positions are only available for rising 3Ls. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest and qualifications via e-mail to Dr. Catherine Matthews ( by noon on Friday, April 9.

Admissions Summer Assistant

The Admissions Office seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student to work as an admissions assistant. This person will help guide members of the class of 2013 through the process of moving to Bloomington, settling in, and preparing to begin class in either July or August. Duties will primarily involve calling and e-mailing students to answer questions and provide encouragement. The person should be a self-starter who is articulate, creative, and a good advocate. The assistant will also need to be empathetic and resourceful in order to assist incoming students with the varied hurdles they may encounter while preparing to begin law school. Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($10/hr). Approximately 40-50 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes. Depending on summer schedules (legal internships, study abroad, etc.), more than one student may be hired to share the duties. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Director of Recruitment Dani Weatherford. Questions can be directed to

Follow Indiana Law on Twitter

The IU Maurer School of Law has launched a Twitter account to keep you informed of the latest news and events taking place at the Law School. Find out what's going on at our Twitter page.

Thank You Cards for Sale

Get them while they last! Phi Delta Phi is selling IU Maurer School of Law thank you cards. You can purchase them for $2 per card or $15 for a pack of 10 cards. With their professional design, these cards are perfect for thanking interviewers, employers, professors, mentors, recommenders, etc. A sample card is available in the OCPD office. To purchase, contact Jacob Johnson:

BARBRI Tabling

BARBRI will table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays for the remainder of the semester. 1Ls can sign up now for any state and lock in your tuition price for your bar review class in 2012 or 2013, as well as get a helpful first-year review book containing a review of all of your required classes, example outlines, and helpful study questions. 2Ls can sign up and lock in their tuition prices for 2011 or 2012 and pick up their upper level review book. 3Ls, if you pay your full tuition amount you can receive your MBE early study books now available at the BARBRI table, you may also pick up your upper level review books if you have already signed up for BARBRI. If you have any questions send an e-mail to Todd Phillips.

Bible Study Group

The Christian Legal Society has changed its Bible study time for this semester. CLS is holding weekly Bible study and prayer on Tuesdays at noon in room 215 of the Law School. Unsure if you'd like to attend Bible study? Have prayer requests or questions about God? Feel free to email requests, questions, or needs to Katie Khan at Prayer requests presented to the study group will remain confidential unless otherwise requested.

Report Your Pro Bono Hours For Graduation Recognition

All students who reported pro bono hours during the fall 2009 semester should have received an email indicating total hours reported for fall 2009. If you did not receive an email, or believe that your total hours are incorrect, please email Judy Reckelhoff and Megan Mullett, Pro Bono Fellows, at As a reminder: to receive graduation recognition, current 3Ls must report a minimum of 20 pro bono hours for the 2009-10 school year. (Current 2Ls must report a minimum of 40 hours before they graduate, and current 1Ls must report a minimum of 60 hours before they graduate to receive graduation recognition.)

ILA Submissions

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 150 words, unless otherwise approved. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact James Boyd (; phone 856-1497).

Scheduling Events

All e-mails about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services should be sent to Max Exter Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.